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2022 Annual Campaign

× How do we create the magic that is the Chemainus Theatre Festival?

The answer is simple - great scripts and great people. Each season, it takes over 200 actors, directors, designers, stagehands, staff and volunteers to bring you the theatre experience you have come to expect. We scour the country looking for the right talent and the world looking for the right script. It's magic when it comes together but it's nothing without you. It's alive when you take your seat, the lights dim and the performance begins. But to get to that magic moment we also need you. We pride ourselves in being one of the hardest working theatres in the country earning almost all our revenue at the box office and in the dining room and gift shop but every year it gets harder to balance the budget and deliver you the experience you deserve.

You Can Help! Support the Chemainus Theatre Festival by participating in any one of our giving campaigns: Annual Campaign, Corporate Support, Capital Campaign, Planned Giving or Golden Neighbour Program - together we will accomplish great things! We invite you to become a member of the Chemainus Theatre Festival and to take a front row seat in the celebrations.

Benefits include advance ticket ordering, backstage tours, wine and cheese receptions, play readings, and dining with the Artistic Director. The Theatre is a not-for-profit theatre company that has become Vancouver Island's Theatre Destination. Our individual supports help us to continue creating exceptional theatre.

Charitable tax receipts will be issued for all gifts over $10 and emailed to the address on file. Charitable Registration # 140012428RR0001

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Golden Neighbour Fund

× The Golden Neighbour program provides support for Chemainus Theatre’s community outreach and education programs, by donating live theatre tickets to students, families and organizations in our community and bursaries for students with financial need to attend our kids camps and academies.

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Endowment Fund

× An Endowment Fund is a long term investment for our future financial health and security. The capital is held in perpetuity, the fund grows over time, and each year a portion of the income generated from the fund is available for distribution back to support the work of the Chemainus Theatre Festival Society.

Annual donations to the Chemainus Theatre Festival help us to deliver the very best in artistry, talent, and shows each season. However, the Endowment Fund is vital to sustain our artistic excellence and continue to build upon our projects and programs. Donations directly to the Endowment Fund will increase our financial security and provide greater annual income to the Theatre. More Information